About IES Research
IES is involved in all levels of research with respect to sustainable and environmental design for spaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. Research is both singular and collaborative with a proven track record working with industrial and academic partners on collaborative research projects.
Masterplanning /Smart Cities
Research is being conducted with respect to the creation of decision and support tools for the transformation of existing neighbourhoods to Energy Positive Neighbourhoods. This includes decision making tools which allow numerous ‘what-if’ scenarios for masterplanning of cities.
Working with Industry
IES are continuously researching new methodologies and technologies for integration with the IES existing suite of software. This includes windows, renewable energy technology, green facades, smart facades/envelopes and the modelling of processes and flows, to mention a few.
IES currently collaborate on many projects with Academic Institutions and Research Organisations. This collaboration is through both joint R&D research and also through the sponsorship of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral research. IES benefit from state of the art research and third party validation of new IES technology and developments.
Pushing the Boundaries of Simulation Technology
IES are constantly pushing the boundaries of technology.
This includes research into optimisation of the Whole Life Building Analysis including how to integrate with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and provide the required interoperability of the IES software for this purpose. Further to this, IES are stepping outside the boundaries of just the building and are looking at the manufacturing environment and the link between the manufacturing processes and the building environment itself.
Improving Smart Control of Buildings
IES is conducting research into the integration of building information with the simulated model. The aim is to provide appropriate and accurate information to Energy Managers, allowing them to understand where inefficiencies are present and to allow them to mitigate or eradicate these inefficiencies completely. This information will help to plan energy efficiency actions based on actual energy production and consumption, presented as real savings and end-user’s comfort levels.